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Fri16Jun2017Sat17Jun2017Knox Hall, New Denver, BC
The 2017 Convergence Writers' Weekend in New Denver, B.C. will feature talks and workshops by B.C. writer Gary Geddes and Alberta author Carolyn Pogue. This year\'s theme is \"We will not be separated,\" how writing can unify a community. Registration deadline 1 June; for feedback on writing by Geddes, deadline is May 19. Registration: $45 plus GST.
Fri23Jun2017Mon03Jul2017La Romita School of Art, Terni, Umbria, Italy
In this ten-day poetry writing retreat you will be inspired in structured writing sessions through the poems of master poets and
other creative prompts to write unexpected poems that stretch you as a writer. And what better place to be stretched than Italy – its
sights, sounds, smells and tastes - which you will discover through our many out trips from our home base - La Romita School of Art.
Open to writers of all levels of experience this retreat will take care to maintain a constructive balance between facilitated writing
sessions, lots of quiet times for writing and our out trips to some of the remarkable places near and far-near from La Romita including,
Rome, Assisi, Perugia, Spoleto and some of the many towns that dot the hilltops of Umbria, each with their own special features and
Richard Osler lives in Duncan, on Vancouver Island, Canada, where he
leads more than 100 poetry writing workshops/retreats a year as a
poetry facilitator at an addiction recovery centre and in other
locations with writers in Canada and the U.S. Since November 2010 he
has written a poetry blog (recoveringwords.com) on average twice a